Capture the Donkey

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Capture a member of another patrol and tie them up correctly - good for learning and assessing clove hitch or round turn and two half hitches or bowline


A piece of cord or rope per patrol


Each patrol selects one person to be their donkey, who runs around the playing area.
The patrols then try and surround and capture another patrol's donkey and tie her up to something using the knot they have been taught.
Once the donkeys are all caught and knots checked new donkeys are selected.


  • bowline
  • chasing game
  • clove hitch
  • game
  • Knot game
  • knots
  • round turn and two half hitches

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